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Brother, can you spare a dollar store?

There was a time when there was a gas station on every corner.

April 02, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Getting ready for egg-citing time today

Miniature chocolates mixed with taffy collect in piles on table tops, waiting to be stuffed into eggs.

March 30, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


To those who are 20: Life gets better, a lot better

There's only one gift I want as I turn 57.

March 30, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Get ready for the Wii bowling urinal challenge

Enough is enough.

March 29, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Thigh busting challenge: Conquering ‘The Wall’

You got this. You got this. ... C'mon, man, you got this.

March 28, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Manteca-Lathrop’s next economic boom is coming down the tracks

They've been working on the railroad – and for good reason.

March 28, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Caswell & outsourcing state parks

At the southern terminus of Austin Road is one of 280 gems known as California State Parks.

March 26, 2013 | | Local Columns


In a true sense we are all Stocktonians

Stockton admittedly has its challenges.

March 25, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The curse of throwing around vulgar words

"My gosh."

March 24, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


AMBITIOUS PROJECT

Camron Moebius learned very quickly that building a playground was, in fact, no walk in the park.

March 23, 2013 | James Burns | Local Columns


Mock funeral drives point home to teens

LATHROP - There was plenty of tissue in use at the Lathrop High gym on Friday I have to admit there were a couple tears that touched my cheek as the death and dying in an alcohol fueled traffic crash dramatization brought back memories of those I have covered over the years.

March 23, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


What those ‘free’ lunches actually cost

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

March 23, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Putrid salmon shouldn’t be official color of Manteca

Bill Goodwin dislikes graffiti.

March 22, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The new child abuse: Buying your kid a rifle

My brother Ronald knew how to safely use a rifle before he entered the fifth grade.

March 20, 2013 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


WALKING ABOUT RIPON

Step into "Spring" right out your front door – there's nothing like it before the sun's up. Many a pickup truck will pass you on the street as farmers are headed out to their ranches and you might even find a dog that wants to walk at your side for several blocks.

March 20, 2013 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


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Want affordable housing? Then bring back RDA

Voters are being asked in November to approve a $4 billion general obligation bond to pay for affordable housing.

October 06, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


There’s no place like home

I'm writing this piece at more than 30,000 feet above Texas on my way home to Ripon and Manteca.

October 06, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Memo to city on downtown: How about it, partner?

If you are among the 30,000 plus people heading downtown this weekend for the 33rd annual Sunrise Kiwanis Manteca Pumpkin Fair, make sure you ...

October 04, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is Manteca about to get on a better growth course?

Brace yourself for a watershed event.

October 03, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to correct bad homeless move

Jeff Zellner was right. Manteca made a big mistake.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Storm retention basin development push stalls

The City of Lathrop's goal of having the existing stormwater retention basin adjacent to the Save Mart Shopping Center on Harlan Road developed appears ...

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Ripon emergency vehicle car show Saturday

It's been 27 years since the Ripon Police Department and the Menlo Park Police Department first started hosting their annual emergency vehicle car show ...

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Lathrop may make water conservation rules permanent

The City of Lathrop was diligent in taking steps to meet the State of California's mandated water reductions when the state's most recent ...

October 02, 2017 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Motorist dies in collision

An elderly motorist was killed and two others received moderate to minor injuries in a Saturday evening T-bone collision in the 200 block of North ...

October 02, 2017 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


MANTECA NOISE & SAFETY

If you live in the far western section of Del Webb at Woodbridge and you believe traffic noise on Airport Way is a bit loud ...

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CITY BROKE ITS OWN LAW

The popular city sponsored monthly Food Truck Mania events conducted in 2016 at Woodward Park weren't legal under Manteca municipal law.

October 02, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When your first car was cheaper than your new smartphone

My Aunt Ethel was aghast when she found out at a family Christmas Eve gathering in 1975 that I had paid $11,000 for a ...

September 30, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


City needs to keep eyes on Library Park

It was perhaps one of the all-time bonehead decisions ever made by Manteca elected officials.

September 29, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Do you believe in Santa, unicorns & tax reform?

Unicorns. Big Foot. The Loch Ness Monster. Tax Reform.

September 28, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’re loving Yosemite to death

It's time to save Yosemite from us.

September 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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